🌒 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Waxing Moon Magick

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up :clock5:

The challenge clock has started once again and we are off to challenge #191! So look up to the skies above and see the moon cheering you on - it’s time for some moon magick this week :crescent_moon: :sparkles:

The theme for this challenge reflects the moon above and is…

Waxing Moon Witch Challenge

:waxing_crescent_moon: :woman_climbing: Waxing Moon Magick :arrow_double_up: :first_quarter_moon:

Just as each season has a unique character and atmosphere, so too does each phase of the moon. From full to new, waning and waxing, the cycles and phases of the moon hold a power that can help guide and enhance a witch’s practice.

This week, we pick up where we left off after the previous Waning Moon Challenge to honor the moon in the waxing part of her journey. This part of the monthly moon cycle includes the Waxing Crescent :waxing_crescent_moon: , First Quarter :first_quarter_moon: , and Waxing Gibbous :waxing_gibbous_moon: moons.

While each individual step in the cycle has its own correspondences, all three of the waxing phases share certain qualities. As such, all stages of the waxing phase are ideal for magick that involves increase, growth, development, strength, and action.

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This week’s challenge is all about waxing moon magick - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…



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STEP 1 : Waxing Moon Magick :arrow_double_up:

This challenge is all about the waxing moon - but as always, how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.

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Explore Moon Magick :open_book:

If you’re new to the world of magickal correspondences , the best place to start is at the beginning. Consider building an educational foundation of moon magick this week! For your challenge entry, you are welcome to share what you’ve learned.

Moon Magick Guide: Spells for Every Lunar Phase

How to Work with Every Moon Phase

Waxing vs. Waning: A Witch’s FAQ

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Waxing Moon Spellwork :magic_wand:

Ready to draw on the power of the moon above? Cast a waxing moon spell (or a spell that could benefit from the power of the waxing moon) for your entry this week! Can’t find a moon spell that suits you? Consider adapting one or writing your own spell.

Waxing Moon Spell Collection

Elemental Road Opener to Unlock New Paths

Boost Your Motivation and Energy

Attract Good Luck and Positive Energy - Spell Collection

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Zodiac Moon Magick :wheel_of_dharma:

As the moon travels on her journey through the sky, she passes through each of the 12 realms of the Zodiac. Some astrologists and practitioners associate the current nature of the moon with the Zodiac sign she is currently in.

This week, the moon will pass through the signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo . Consider exploring how the unique energies and correspondences of these signs can enhance or help direct your waxing moon spellwork!

Magick in the Moon: Guided Zodiac Moon Meditations

Adding the Zodiac to Your Magick

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… And More! :raised_hands:

The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore waxing moon magick in another way, you are welcome to do so!

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:

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STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:

Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)

(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)

Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

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Step up to the door- you hold the key!
To success and to growth and the best you can be
So open your eyes and lift up the latch
The Waxing Moon will light up your path

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Blessed Be! :waxing_crescent_moon: :sparkles:


Challenge Entry
Moon Energy in a Cord
I like to follow the phases of the moon when designing a spell, but I often find myself wanting to banish when I should be attracting, and vice versa. Last night I tried a spell I found in one of Marion Weinstein’s books. It allows one to store the attributes and energy of the moon phase one is experiencing and then one can use it later when the moon is not in a favorable phase for the type of magic desired. The attributes are directed into a length of cord and held there by 9 knots. One can then draw down the moon power at any time of the month by placing the cord on the altar.
Here is my version of the spell.
I chose a gold cord for the New and Waxing phases, a red cord for the Full Moon, and a blue cord for the Waning and Dark phases.
Last night I primed the gold cord because I was in the New Moon and Waxing Phase.
I lit the Goddess candle.
With my athame I drew a pentagram over the candle flame and then traced a line of power from the flame into the cord, saying:
By the One Power
Working for and through me
I hereby call on You, Athena,
To enter this cord with Your Power
To charge this cord
Enter this cord
Stay in this cord
For the good of all
And according to free will
For the work of Positive Magick only
To aid me in my work
At the appropriate times,
According to Your Will
As these knots are tied …

Then I tied 9 knots in the cord, equidistant from one another, using the ninth to create a circle.

So Mote It Be!

I left the cord around the candle for a while and then wound it up, and put it in a pouch on the altar.

To activate the cord at a later date, either hold it or put it around the Goddess candle. There is no drain of energy, but if you wish you can recharge it under the appropriate phase of the moon.
When the moon is full, I will do the spell with the red cord, and a few days later with the blue cord.
I am going to try and find some charms to add to the cords to remind me which phase they are attached to.
To see the original spell see Earth Magic: a Dianic book of Shadows by Marion Weinstein, pages 37 - 39, available on archive.org.


Challenge Entry: Waxing Moon Magick

I chose to do

I used the video meditation as well

Perfect timing for me for my upcoming trip on Friday!


Challenge Entry

The Witch of the Moon at Night
he put on golden clothes and went out for a walk…
her eyes seek the king of heaven
looking for him in east south north and west…
But the moon hid in the clouds and plays…
and She is looking to see it, looking to read it…
to ask him, he is trying to ask to talk to him…
for a love that has faded… that has already spoiled…
But look…the wind blew…the moon appeared
to the Witch she descended quietly and whispers…
how the secrets of the heart resemble those of Hades
and how no one found love to define…


After a fun month or so where I was blessed with an abundance of creativity, it’s since dried up :desert: :dizzy_face:

The waxing moon is a good time to dig in and dredge up some motivation in hopes of tapping into some renwed creative energy! :sparkles:

Challenge entry:

Blessed be!


Me: What on earth am I going to do for this one? This is so hard… I have no idea…

10 minutes later…

Me: Okay, what am I going to wear for this one and then what for that one? Oh, and where is that second sock?!

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So i know kinda obsessed with my card spreads and oracle and tarot cards a bit when it comes to challenges but yeah decided a simple 3 card spread for waxing moon that found on Pinterest.

I sent myselfthe link to where its from above to my email so could link it in here and used my Queen of the moon oracle deck on my rockpool deck app. I screen shot tge cards and just overlay on a screen shot of the spread so i could see the sprrad and cards together on phone.

I just used microsoft word for that then screen shot and cropped to share here.
Card 1: Waning cresent 3- surrender
Card 2: Beaver moon - creation
Card 3: Blue moon - the unexpected
I screen shot the parts of card descriptions that stuck out for me in relation the question the card fell into


Spread overview- my interpretation
It seems perhaps that i need to stop trying to make things happen by constantly being busy and never stopping and doing things by myself but rather recognising i need help and allowing myself to be helped. Wgether by people around ne or the universe or spirit guides or guardians. Also it seems that expecting things to happen that might not of thought possible would go a long way here. Perhaps its not possible on my own but rather with the help of others those things may be possible and achievable


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I did a reconnect to someone spell , if all went well I’ll here from the person with in 9 days. Also I used some road opener oil I found in my mom’s oils to open the spell further the engery I got feels good from the candle


I saw this thread and was like, “Oh no, I’m running out of time to do this challenge.”

And I had already done it. My brain is a can of gummy worms. :laughing:


This is perfect timing for me I’m going to do a road opener spell for this in the next day or two.


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During this waxing moon I cast the Step Into My Power spell found in the Tarot by the Moon by Victoria Constantino

I anointed my white candle with
Olive oil
Rosemary for confidence
Thyme for courage and strength
Lavender for inner-peace and self-confidence
Cayenne pepper for strength and empowerment

When I was done the spell I was thinking about what I am going to say at an upcoming work meeting. There is one that doesn’t hear. I felt myself getting tense, and defensive.

I am going to repeat this spell during this waxing moon and I am adding in the intention of communication with the thyme herb.

As well, I have a little jar of honey that holds my offering to Freyja. I had a thought to add it to the altar I made for the spell but then I was like “no, that doesn’t make sense”. Bah! Honey can sweeten the communication.

So at the next spell to step into my power, I am adding the honey to the altar and inviting Freyja.


Love the green candle holder green is one of my favorite colors


Thanks! I love the lotus candle holder. Green is a great colour!

I found this at a local store and it was much cheaper than the ones I found online.


Oh my, I have missed soooo many challenges while going through soooo many of my own here :face_exhaling:

This seems like a good time for to do some kind of road opener spell for motivation or energy :thinking: Maybe both :laughing:

I’m going to have a think on this one. I’m not sure where to start or what to do. (Most likely overthinking it also)

I’ve missed challenges & all the things here! Going to have a look at what is happening in the skies tonight to see if I cme up with something.

I’ve loved everyone’s entries so far & have definitely found some ideas :bulb:


We’ve missed you my dear! Glad to have you back!


Thank you, I’ve missed everyone :heartpulse: I’m trying to work my way back with some balance in there somewhere :rofl:


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It’s time for a friendly reminder:

:exclamation: This challenge will soon close :exclamation:

If you would like to participate and haven’t done so already, please post about your challenge experience by the deadline:

Tuesday, Apr 16th at 7:00 AM ET (Eastern US Time)

As the moon waxes and grows in the skies above, so too does this challenge approach its finale. Thank you so much to all those who have shared their waxing moon major so far! If you feel called to this theme, rest assured that you still have a bit of time left before the challenge ends.

If you haven’t already shared an entry but would like to join in, this is your friendly reminder that you still have time left to do so.

Blessed Be! :waxing_crescent_moon: :sparkles:


Aaaahhh!!! I have mine!!! So here goes… It’s been a while, but I think I can do this :laughing:

Challenge Entry

We are on the 1st Quarter Moon, so I decided to see what I had about this moon phase because lately, my memory has been escaping me at the most inconvenient times. ANYWAY Here we go:

First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon:

Keywords: Confident Action

Phase Influence: We are motivated and self-assured. At this halfway point in the waxing cycle, there’s a subtle vibration of strength. Confidence is growing with the moon’s light, and we feel inspired to take action toward manifesting our highest-centered goals.

History & Lore: It is said that this time is best for planting above-ground crops. The most important work is done within so that we may grow without.

Crystal: Tiger’s eye, to fortify your energies of actoin & manifestation to take flight. (Chakra: Root)

Mantra: Everything I Need is Already Within ME. I Need Only Believe, Then Act

Above information from or adapted from: Wild Moon Lunar Phase Deck By: Jillian Kristina

With ALL of that in mind, plus my incessant need to look at the skies at night, along with being at this point hit upside the head by cards & deities for a couple of weeks, I feel like I’m starting to figure some things out. Find some balance. I have the energy (a definite change from my recent mornings) & the motivation and drive to get things back together. It’s almost like… the very hardest part is over. Now we are onto the 2nd hardest part (at least for me) waiting :rofl:

At least I wrote down the mantra to keep in my pocket going through the next few days. I also would like to say that at one point, I lost a Tiger’s Eye bead that I would use for another set of meditation/prayer beads. I happened to find one the other day! So that was exciting and now seems relevant! Of course, I put it in a safe place so… now I just have to remember where that is :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


Weekly Witchy Challenge for Amethyst:

I got this cute little amethyst crystal ball so I had to go the Amethyst Activation this week! We’ll see if it gives me good luck or not! Hopefully, it does. I could use some.


Challenge Entry: phew! I made it in time and am now ready to sit back and relax. Got up with my husband this morning (3:30am) so I could get this challenge done, and spell accomplished, before I officially start my daily “stay at home mom” routine! Monday’s are my favorite day of the week, I’m usually pretty productive and feel good physically/mentally. Was ready to tackle the day!

For this challenge, I did the Motivational Candle Spell and deep cleaned my bedroom closet! I should have taken before pictures, but am also kind of ashamed of the state it was in. Haha but it’s all better now, thanks to the help of this spell & goddess Diana. :crescent_moon::deer:

I call upon the universe, and Diana, for motivation on a regular basis for daily tasks, and recently to start a garden, so this challenge was a nice opportunity for me to try a new spell while staying in my comfort zone! I feel amazing after accomplishing this task that I’ve been putting off (and accumulating more mess) for months. I also feel a bit more connected to my beloved Diana. :two_hearts: Blessed be! :sparkles: